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Postcall Podcast

62 EpisodesProduced by MDedgeWebsite

We know clinicians are tired. They spend hours and hours each week entering data into EHRs, checking protocol, and hopefully, treating patients. This is about an hour every week where they can come to talk about the things they love, the things that burn them out, and the reason they got into this i… read more

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Christmas in the hospital

December 20th, 2019


Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about spending the holidays in the hospital, take a holiday quiz, and Nick reads the winning essay from the …

How should patients choose their doctors?

December 13th, 2019


Host Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, M.D., discuss how patients choose their doctors. Plus, Kristen Aliano Messina, a plastic surgeon in Plano, Tx., talks with Nick about resiliency among surgical residents.



AMA gives Hahnemann residents $220 to relocate and Nike has a shoe for you!

December 6th, 2019


Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss the new Nike shoe for "Everyday Heroes," Google enters the EHR space (sort-of) and the American Medical Association gives 570 Hahnemann residents $125,000 for relocation and …

Thanksgiving episode: on-call workouts, sharing with patients, special codes

November 22nd, 2019


Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about all things Thanksgiving in this special edition of the Postcall Podcast. 

We recommend saving this episode for Thanksgiving or Black Friday if you can't be …

Medicine on TV is wrong!

November 15th, 2019


Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss how docs feel about Elizabeth Warren's plan for Medicare-for-all. They also discuss how bingeing on your favorite show affects sleep and how TV and films get …

Words matter: Calling psychiatry patients by their disease

November 8th, 2019


Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss a new survey about using the appropriate language when referring to patients. They also get into how banning sugary drinks went over at one California institution …

Patients words can hurt; plus, harassment in surgical residency

November 1st, 2019


Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about the recent research in the New England Journal of Medicine about burnout and harassment in surgical residency.

They also discuss the research in JAMA Internal …

Football; dogs save docs and preserve life; and a clown of a doctor

October 25th, 2019


Medical Muggle Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about football: the injuries, the NFL's Crucial Catch campaign, and what to tell patients and parents about football injuries and injuries from all sports. 

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No free medical advice

October 18th, 2019


Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about how to decrease the number of phone calls to your office, how more and more people view mental illness as a threat, and how to handle it when your family and friends ask for …

Drinking before a shift and hard patient conversations

October 11th, 2019


In episode 51, Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss what makes a good doctor-patient relationship, how EMRs affect burnout, and when, if ever, it's okay to have had a drink before a clinical shift. 

The interview portion …

Your EMR/EHR: What would you change?

October 4th, 2019


Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, talk about the changes you'd like to see to electronic medical records systems as well as some issues with data and reporting in recent dietary studies.

The interview this week is Luke S. …

Creator of The Nocturnists podcast, IM subspecialty data, and free med school?

September 27th, 2019


The creator of The Nocturnists podcast, Emily Silverman, MD, talks inspiration, storytelling, time management, and being a doctor. Nick and Emi …

Doctors and their screens; plus, your patients can be hacked

September 19th, 2019


Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, break down the screens and devices doctors interact with in and out of the clinic. The interview guest this week is Sarah Mojarad (@Sarah_Mojarad), who is a medical and science educator …

Physician suicide awareness; plus, can Groupon fix healthcare?

September 13th, 2019


National Suicide Prevention Week interview with Janae Sharp of the Sharp Index, which is a resource for physician suicide awareness, prevention, and research. 

Emi Okamoto, MD, and Nick have a mini journal club about …

SPECIAL: Physician suicide lecture

September 11th, 2019


A special lecture for suicide prevention day, week, and month from our sister podcast, the Psychcast. 

Click here for more episodes of the Psychcast.

A eulogy for a hospital, and everyone poops...microplastics

September 6th, 2019


Physician mental health policy grades for every state, microplastics in stools all around the globe, and a moving eulogy for a hospital?

After …

Dr. Danielle Ofri, plus Emi returns

August 30th, 2019


New York Times contributor Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, joins the show to talk about writing, the clinic, the system, and the Bellevue Literary Review. …

Advice for new med students and Dr. Julie Croley

August 23rd, 2019


MedTwitter stars and clinicians give their best advice for medical students as medical school resumes and @dr.skinandsmiles (Julie Amthor Croley, MD) …

Masterclass on burnout; more on Hahnemann closure

August 16th, 2019


Dr. Richard Balon gives a lecture on physician burnout and mandated wellness and Nick Andrews talks to Damian McNamara about the final days of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.



Masterclass guest

Richard …

Dr. Red Hoffman, Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweet, and Postcall pillars

August 9th, 2019


Red Hoffman, MD, ND, talks palliative care, her touching essay in JAMA, and how she climbed the hill to med school.

Dr. Hoffman is an acute care …

Mara Antonoff, MD; PCPs unwilling to accept patients on opioids

August 2nd, 2019


Mara Antonoff, MD, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, joins Nick to talk about female physicians being referred to by their first names. Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, discuss a study that shows 40% of PCPs do not accept into …

Mark Shapiro, MD, of the podcast Explore the Space

July 26th, 2019


The interview is with the host of the podcast Explore the Space, we find out where in the world Emi Okamoto, MD, is off to, and how purpose in life …

Shanny Tosounian, DO; putting off having a child during training

July 19th, 2019


Shannon Tosounian, DO, aka @Shanny_DO is an internal med and GI fellow. She also blogs and coordinates an Instagram account with more than 50,000 …

Dating advice for docs; Drug price tool, medical puns; boundaries with Pooja Lakshmin, MD

July 12th, 2019


Ep 37:

Time Stamps:

  • Quiz (00:59)
  • Tech tool for drug prices (04:35)
  • Dating Advice for Doctors (08:05)
  • Meet Pooja Lakshmin, MD (10:04)
  • Dr. Shadowgazer …

Pride Month continues; Stonewall 50; Jack Drescher, MD

July 5th, 2019


Episode 36: Independence Day Special

Nick Andrews and Emi Okamoto, MD, continue Pride Month into the first week of July, discussing the NYPD's "long …

A sexist study? Hahnemann to close, credit card hacks, and Kaz Nelson, MD

June 28th, 2019


This week’s interview is with Kaz Nelson, MD, a psychiatrist and podcast host. Also, Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, chat about a recent, controversial study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, the looming closure …

Opioids: Talking about talking about them; Amy Fiedler, MD

June 21st, 2019


This week:

  • Emi Okamoto, MD, takes the quiz
  • Nick opens up about being overprescribed opioids back in high school
  • Interview with Amy Fiedler, MD, …

Burnout, Danielle Ofri, MD op-ed, and 5 things to think about with Ed DelSole, MD

June 14th, 2019


Show Notes:

The first ever Postcall Lounge with Emi Okamoto, MD, and Ed DelSole, MD. 

You can contact the show at and you can …

Medical meeting tips and SoMeDocs with Dana Corriel, MD

June 7th, 2019


This week in Postcall, does Emi Okamoto, MD, finally get a 100% on the weekly quiz? Plus, advice for attending your first medical meeting, or improving your experience at meetings, and Dana Corriel, MD, talks about …

Schedule problems: helping your family, friends to get it, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD

May 31st, 2019


Nick and Emi Okamoto, MD, take the weekly quiz, Dr. Emi gives advice for talking to your friends and family about your crazy schedule, and can you …

Advice for interns/residents, and "Better Words for Better Deaths"

May 24th, 2019


Emi takes the MDedge weekly quiz, she gives some advice for all the new interns out there, Nick suggests movies that could help interns and residents …

Introducing our new co-host, Emi Okamoto, MD

May 17th, 2019


Welcome the new cohost of the MDedge Postcall Podcast, Emi Okamoto, MD. 

In this episode, Dr. Okamoto and Nick take the MDedge Weekly Quiz, dive into …

Improving physician practices: Doron Schneider

May 10th, 2019


Doron Schneider, MD, joins Nick from the 2019 annual internal medicine meeting of the American College of Physicians to talk about a precourse he led …

Beating Burnout Together: From IM2019

May 3rd, 2019


Eileen Barrett, MD, wants to help doctors beat burnout.

After her pre-course at Internal Medicine 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of …

Women in leadership: IM2019

April 26th, 2019


Nick talks to Fariah Shafi, MD about women in medical leadership now and moving forward.  

RVU medicine and physician loneliness

April 19th, 2019


In episode 25, Richard Wenzel, MD, joins nick to talk about his article in the New England Journal of Medicine on RVU medicine and physician …

ICYMI: Samuel Shem, House of God: Part II

April 13th, 2019


In this episode, Nick continues his conversation with Samuel Shem. 

ICYMI: Samuel Shem: The House of God

April 5th, 2019


Doctor Stephen Bergman now goes by Samuel Shem and lives outside Boston, but in the 1970s, he published arguably one of the most impactful books on …

Art & Medicine: Colleen Farrell, MD - Part II

March 29th, 2019


Colleen Farrell, MD, is back for part II of her conversation with Nick on her Medical Humanities Twitter chat group.


You can contact the show by …

Medical Humanities: Colleen Farrell - Part I

March 22nd, 2019


Colleen Farrell is a medical resident who started a twitter chat aimed at marrying humanities and medicine.


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Piano, Music, and Science: Alex Leow - Part I

March 8th, 2019


Contact us:

Nick on Twitter: @tribnic

Alex Leow, MD, PhD, is both a psychiatrist and a classical pianist. She joins host Nick Andrews to discuss her work as a clinician, medical educator, and …

Burnout and Parenting: Kirti Magudia and Thomas Ng - Part II

March 1st, 2019


Kirti Magudia, MD, and Thomas Ng, MD, continue their conversation with host Nick Andrews, sharing their experiences as parents of young children as well as early career physicians.

Dr. Magudia and Dr. Ng, both …

Parental leave in top med schools: Kirti Magudia, Thomas Ng - Part I

February 22nd, 2019


Kirti Magudia, MD, and Thomas Ng, MD, join Nick to talk about their research regarding family leave in the nation's top medical schools. The research …

500 Women in Medicine: Part I

February 8th, 2019


Contact us:

Contact 500

500 WIM online

500 WIM Twitter: @500wim

Kate …

Burnout, Podcasting, and Oncology Pearls

February 1st, 2019


Contact us:

Nick on Twitter: @tribnic

David Henry, MD, is the host of Blood & Cancer, the official podcast of MDedge …

Getting your book published: Monique Tello Part II

January 25th, 2019


Contact us:

Twitter: @mdedgetweets

Monique Tello, MD, is back this week for part II of her conversation with Nick Andrews. Last …

Bullied by antivaxxers: Monique Tello Part I

January 18th, 2019


Dontact the show:
MDedge on Twitter: @MDedgeTweets

Dr. Tello on Twitter: @drmoniquetello

Anti-vaccination protesters targeted Monique A. Tello, MD, MPH (, in late summer 2018 by …

Ray Barfield Part II: Philosophy and Medicine

January 11th, 2019


Contact us:

Ray Barfied, MD, is professor of pediatrics and of Christian philosophy at Duke University. In part I of the conversation, Dr. Barfield and MDedge host Nick Andrews discussed physician …

Ray Barfield Part I: Burning Out, Moving On

January 9th, 2019


Raymond Barfield, MD (, nearly left medicine altogether after experiencing burnout. Now, he joins the Postcall Podcast to discuss why he's back, what he's working on to prevent burnout, and how he …

ICYMI: Lorenzo Norris

December 21st, 2018


Introducing the Postcall Podcast from MDedge. In the first edition, MDedge producer and host, Nick Andrews sits down with Lorenzo Norris, MD. Dr. Norris is the host of the MDedge Psychcast ( as …

Carol Bernstein Part II

December 14th, 2018


Carol Bernstein, MD (, joins Nick Andrews once again this week to talk about physician burnout and physician suicide.

Carol Bernstein: Physician Burnout & Depression

December 7th, 2018


Carol Bernstein on the differences between burnout and depression and why they're important. 

Nick Cuneo: Narrative voice in practice

November 30th, 2018


Nick Cuneo, MD (, has found his voice in writing narrative voice in medicine. Some of his pieces explore how his ‘97 Toyota Camry taught him about empathy in practice (, why …

Lantern Theatre/TJU Part II

November 22nd, 2018


This is part II of the conversation between Nick Andrews (@tribnic) and Craig and Luis (Episode 6). 

Craig Getting, Luis Aguilar-Montalva: Part I

November 16th, 2018


In this Episode, Nick Andrews (@tribnic) welcomes the first med student and the first muggle to join the program. Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia partnered with the Lantern Theater Company to offer a class …

Heather Yeo: Surgical Residency Attrition

October 26th, 2018


In this edition of the MDedge Postcall Podcast, Heather Yeo, MD, MHS (, discusses how and why surgical residents are leaving their residency in favor of other specialties.

When Dr. Yeo was a …

Jaya Aysola: Gender inclusivity

October 19th, 2018


Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH (, joins Nick to talk about workplace inclusivity among genders. Dr. Aysola is an assistant professor of …

First Episode: Lorenzo Norris

October 12th, 2018


Introducing the Postcall Podcast from MDedge. In the first edition, MDedge producer and host, Nick Andrews sits down with Lorenzo Norris, MD. Dr. Norris is the host of the MDedge Psychcast ( as …

Trailer: Episode 101

September 21st, 2018


Lorenzo Norris, MD, is a dean at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Norris is also the Editor-in-Cheif of …

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